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Is Botox dangerous?

Yes. Because it blocks neurotransmitters in muscles and makes them relax, Botox inadvertently can relax muscles other than the ones that cause wrinkles. If it relaxes muscles that control the lungs or esophagus, death can result. The FDA in 2008 issued warnings about Botox after 16 people died after the injections and 87 others were hospitalized from adverse reactions. Doctors recommend Botox customers seek medical help immediately if they experience droopy eyelids, dry mouth, slurred speech or difficulty swallowing.

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